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Something societally fascinating about the fact that movies sold mainly on the eroticism/fetishizing of the female form (as opposed to that being a value-added feature) i.e. this, #HUSTLERS, etc are primarily aimed at the female audience:

Like... the original #CharliesAngels show in the 70s was a T&A show for guys - no judgement, just a thing. The 90s reboot thing was straight-up Maxim lad-mag PG-13 pre-porn a'la BAYWATCH with lite pop-feminism and superheroine-gloss for younger women...
...Whereas THIS explicitly sells "Shopping-Scene-From-Pretty-Woman-But-Also-Its-Mission-Impossible" to a mainstream female audience that's expected to want the clothes/accessories but maybe also for Kristen Stewart to bend them over a granite countertop
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I saw the movie #Hustlers for a third time.

My thoughts center the character Destiny, #fostercare #kinship and #sexwork

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In the movie #Hustlers we see that Destiny was raised by her grandmother who was on a fixed income and not in the best health.

#fostercare #kinship #sexwork
Destiny became an adult and worked as a #stripper a legal form of #sexwork

I really identified with her character as our stories and experiences of aging out mirrored eachothers.

#fostercare #kinship #sexwork #socialwork
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Critics are hailing #Hustlers as a feminist heist film for the post-recession era where strippers get revenge on the real wolves of Wall Street. But most sex workers didn't bounce back when the economy tanked.

@JenLouiseWilson with a #thread on the economics of sex work: (1/9)
Based on a true story first featured in the @nymag article "The Hustlers at Scores" (2015), #Hustlers follows a group of strippers who resort to extreme measures when business dries up after the 2008 financial crisis. (2/9)…
#Hustlers, which stars @Jlo, @constancewu, @lizzo, @iamcardib and more, follows a group of strippers who, faced with the prospect of diminished wages after the recession, decide to incapacitate their male clientele so they can run up big charges on their credit cards. (3/9)
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OUTRAGEOUS: #hustlers asked how they got permission for Fiona Apple's "Criminal" in opening scene. At 1:05: Writer starts mentioning Fiona's donation of proceeds to our immigrant rights fund. Overdubbed instead to say funds go "to movie" Who's responsible?
I can't imagine this was @Variety's call, though I assume they did the editing. Was the movie studio reluctant to raise awareness of a cause supporting asylum seekers struggling to survive while they wait to find out if they will be allowed to remain in this country?
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